The photograph shows Tehran's skyline at night with the Milad tower, the sixth tallest tower in the world, May 3, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/MARIUS BOSCH
BBC: Iran 'foils plot by Sunni militants to bomb Tehran'
The authorities in Iran have thwarted a plot by Sunni militants to bomb targets in the capital Tehran and other cities, the intelligence ministry says.
The ministry said members of an "anti-Islamic terrorist takfiri group" had been arrested and explosives seized.
The intelligence ministry gave no further details about the suspects.
"Takfiri" is a term used by officials in Shia Iran to describe Sunni extremists who declare other Muslims as apostates deserving of death.
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